Kentucky Coffeetree

$11.95

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Kentucky Coffeetree

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$11.95

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) stands out with its unique, large seed pods and feathery foliage. This drought-tolerant tree offers a striking winter silhouette with its rough, deeply furrowed bark. Its name hints at early settlers using its seeds as a coffee substitute, adding a touch of history to gardens.

6-12″ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-8
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Low, occasional deep watering
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 50-70′ tall, 40-50′ wide
Plant Spacing: 30-50′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, irregular
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Greenish-white

Fruit Characteristics

Seed pods: 3-10″
Seed Flavor: Bitter
Seed Color and Appearance Dark brown, oval-shaped
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 10-15

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, irregular
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Fall Color: Yellow-brown
Lifespan: 50-100 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to the central and eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Kentucky Coffeetree

$11.95

In stock